comedic sociopathy is what I do for a hobby
Wednesday, 14 February 2024

?I don?t believe in a curse?: the wrestler who lost his five brothers

quote [ In 1980s Texas, Kevin Adkisson and his family, the Von Erichs, were wrestling superstars. But by 1993 all of his brothers had died. He describes his love for them ? and how he survived the impossible pain ]

Rival's iron claws locked
[SFW] [people] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 9 February 2024

The Ballad Of Mark Discordia

quote [ Considering an infamous target of trolling in the early online era. Did the middle-aged Nintendo fan really deserve it? ]

They be trolling, trolling, trolling
[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:13amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 8 February 2024

A ?Jaunt into Journalesbianism?: Lisa Ben and the America?s Gayest Magazine, Vice Versa

quote [ The contents of Vice Versa were a little budding bloom of connection for the lesbian community, one that humanized these gay women beyond the contemporary struggles they faced with their hopes, dreams, art, and wit ]

All of the issues can be found here

You can also listen to this podcast episode about her which includes interviews and more

[SFW] [people] [+2 Interesting]
[by slaytanik@2:14pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

The Enchanting Genius of a Quietly Forgotten Midcentury Maximalist

quote [ Let us take a look inside the classical grandeur and neo-romanticism that flows through the oeuvre of Emilio Terry. A maximalist from the school of more is most definitely more; Terry was an artist, architect, interior decorator, and darling of French society. ]

Re-questions for a maximalist
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:56amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 3 February 2024

How Far Can Running Take You After a Decade of Addiction?

quote [ When Mitch Ammons finally got clean, he could barely jog a half mile. Now he?s lining up with some of the country?s top distance runners at the 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials. ]

Behind you another runner is born.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:52amGMT] [0 comments]



Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Online anonymity: study found ?stable pseudonyms? created a more civil environment than real user names

quote [ What matters, it seems, is not so much whether you are commenting anonymously, but whether you are invested in your persona and accountable for its behaviour in that particular forum. ]

"Durable pseudonymity", they call it.

[edit: ok, something like that came up before]
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@10:47amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 22 January 2024

A Knife Forged in Fire

quote [ The author wanted a Japanese-style kitchen blade made for him by hand. What he witnessed was a combination of artistry and atomic magic. ]

A big knife I just forged
[SFW] [people] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:36amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 19 January 2024

How a 27-year-old busted the myth of Bitcoin?s anonymity

quote [ Once, drug dealers and money launderers saw cryptocurrency as perfectly untraceable. ]

Dream, Dream, Bitcoin Planet
[SFW] [people] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 10 January 2024

The Furniture Fraud That Threw the French Antiques World Into a Furor

quote [ Was it an elaborate scam or a highbrow battle of wits? ]

the digital hum of the new antique world
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:54amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 21 December 2023

A Lighthouse Keeper Hangs Up Her Bonnet

quote [ Celebrating the experiences of Sally Snowman, who will soon retire as the only female lighthouse keeper in the Boston Light?s 307-year history. ]

So: send your credentials to the Lighthouse
[SFW] [people] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]



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